Commerce at 30 Below

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

Okay, it's only 6 below but the feels like temperature is 29 degrees below. The point is that commerce still goes on downtown Minot North Dakota.

 

Businesses and business owners do not take a day, week, month or season off due to the cold weather. Thank God the hardy people of the North keep shopping regardless of  the temp as well. That being said it is a little slower downtown than the mall this time of year.

I'd like to encourage you to bundle up and come on down to support your local merchants and keep Main Street Minot open for business.

My original intent to this post was to show you Jack Frosts work on the window next to our front door.

For those of you unfamiliar with Northern climates that frost is inside the window. This happens frequently with homes with older windows.

 

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Comments (26)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob had to smile at your post, having lived in Hungary, Austria, Germany, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts that is how I want to see shovels and picks via photos from you:)Endre

Jan 19, 2022 09:28 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. I am currently in Florida wearing a short sleeve shirt and shorts. My friends are in Levi’s and sweatshirts. Did I mention the heavy jackets. 29 below with the wind chill factor is beyond their comprehension. Enjoy your day 

Jan 20, 2022 04:18 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't think that I own clothes that would keep me warm enough in that cold of weather, haha.

Jan 20, 2022 04:24 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - some people become accustomed to all sorts of conditions.  Others don't.  Our world is a big place.  

Jan 20, 2022 05:24 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm in Montana where it's warm! hahaha.

 

Jan 20, 2022 05:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... if I lived with temperatures like that, I'd be like a bear... hibernating all winter and never leaving my nest! :)

Jan 20, 2022 05:57 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Happy to make you smile Endre Barath, Jr. . I am envious of your travels and wish that I would have enlisted in my youth.

Jan 20, 2022 06:31 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I wish I was there with you Wayne Martin but only for the vacation... I have to admit that I really do love living in North Dakota.

Jan 20, 2022 06:34 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Brian England I can NOT say that clothing is optional 😄 as it is absolutely essential up here in the winter.

Jan 20, 2022 06:35 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Even with four seasons we adapt to all of them Michael Jacobs . Maybe I have to say "as adults" because I just saw a young man walking to the middle around the corner with no jacket and the current temp is 19 degrees below zero plus the wind chill.

Jan 20, 2022 06:38 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Kat Palmiotti as silly as it sounds I did not even realize that the Western part of Montana is so much warmer than the East until recently.

Jan 20, 2022 06:41 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It's easy to get that mindset Nina Hollander, Broker but it doesn't take long to get "Cabin Fever". I get it daily. I have to be outdoors at least for a few minutes every day, even blizzard days.

Jan 20, 2022 06:44 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob,  I know my parents wound never close the restaurant because of cold or even lots of snow.  My dad would be out plowing snow for people and my mom would be at the restaurant for the road crews to stop and get food or coffee, she would never charge the crews for coffee or hot chocolate.  She figure they open the roads and people would get out and come for food.

 

Jan 20, 2022 08:58 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is really cool Will Hamm . Your parents sound like GREAT people which explains why you are as well.

Jan 20, 2022 11:02 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I was sitting here thinking.  I don't believe I've ever experienced weather that reached below zero degrees.  I can't even imagine it!  We are at 60 degrees here in Sacramento today!

Jan 20, 2022 02:21 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Be or get prepared and life goes on Bob. I hope you are having an awesome Thursday 🙂

Jan 20, 2022 07:00 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You are probably in the majority Myrl Jeffcoat . As long as you dress for it it's not so bad, just inconvenient 🙄. As you can imagine, from a RE perspective, energy efficiency and quality heating systems are a must in our area.

Jan 21, 2022 06:03 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Yesterday was a pretty good day, over all and personally as well Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . Thank you 🙂.

Jan 21, 2022 06:04 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Bob. It is 18 degrees here in Gaithersburg, MD. That is very cold weather for us.

Keep warm and take care.

Jan 21, 2022 06:55 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

18 degrees is cold for me as well Roy Kelley . Personally I like 75 degrees and higher but I live here and when I'm out and about I wear a lot of clothes🙃.

Jan 21, 2022 07:04 AM